Community events in Dubai

Charity events and community groups from May 2-8

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Wednesday 2

Dubai Human Capital Leaders launch event
The Dubai Human Capital Leaders (DHCL) is a community group for human resources enthusiasts, where members can exchange experience and knowledge and discuss the latest trends and practices in HR. A location is yet to be decided, so join the group to keep up to date.
Free. From 6.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/dubaihumancapitalleaders (no number).

Hypnosis and Inner Peace
What is hypnosis? What is inner peace? And what is the relationship between them? Find out at this free talk by Nicholas Harris.
Free. From 6pm. The Holistic Institute, Jumeirah Business Centre 2, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.meetup.com/theholisticinstitutemeetup-com (04 450 3525).

Thursday 3

Community drumming
Head down to Marina Mall every Thursday to take part in family community drum circles and fire dancing. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in, from beginners to experts, and drums are provided.
Free. Thu 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. Ground floor, Dubai Marina Mall (050 659 2874).

Do something worthwhile with Friends of Cancer Patients
This local charity raises money, organises campaigns and supports people battling cancer, as well as their families. The group welcomes volunteers.
Free. Ongoing. Corniche Road, Sharjah, info@focp.ae (06 506 5542).

Friday 4

Become a ‘Wish Maker’
Whether you’re an individual, group, school or corporate organisation looking to give back, donate some of your time or money and help fulfil the wish of a child with a terminal illness and turn their dream into reality.
Ongoing. Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE, Humanitarian City, www.makeawish.ae (04 368 0217).

Complete Datta Kriya yoga session
This session is a full-day programme including practical lessons, meditation and seminars on technique and purpose. All attendees must bring a 2m white cloth to be wrapped around the upper portion of the body (available at venue for Dhs10, although must be requested prior to event), a notepad and pen, a sitting mat and a soft towel for vajrasana practice. Join the group for more information.
Free. 8.30am-11.30pm. 501, Al Shouala Residence, New Baker Mhoeibi Building, Rolla Street, Bur Dubai, www.meetup.com/kriya-yoga (no number).

Recharge, live life to the full and connect with your inner self
The Creating Extraordinary Lives group is taking part in the Liv2Lead weekend away, with an overnight stay in Dibba. Expect yoga on the beach, snorkeling, fishing and swimming.
Price TBC. Meet at Jumeirah Lakes Towers at 8am.www.meetup.com/creating-extraordinary-lives (050 181 9527).

Saturday 5

Dubai Poetry Club open discussion
Whatever kind of poetry floats your boat, bring it (and your opinions) along to this lively open discussion. Visit the website to become a member of the group.
Free. From 5pm. 811, Bahwan Towers, www.meetup.com/dubai-poetry-club (no number).

Take your recyclables to Emirates Environmental Group’s family day
Every Saturday, EEG encourages families to visit its headquarters on Jumeirah Beach Road to drop off any recyclable household waste, including plastic, tetra packs (that’s juice boxes, to the uninitiated) aluminium cans, paper and glass.
Free. Open 8.30am-5.30pm. Villa JMR 68 117A, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (between Dubai Zoo and Beach Centre), www.eeg-uae.org (04 344 8622).

Sunday 6

Donate unwanted trainers to Soles for Souls
If you have old sneakers kicking around the house, Soles for Soles is taking donations of trainers to give to the UAE’s labourers. Just make sure they’re clean.
Ongoing. Drop-off point: Sun-Thu 9am-6pm, Fortune Promoseven, Office 449, Emarat Atrium, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call Arun (050 457 6873).

Monday 7

African djembe and Arabic tabla classes
Drop in to these popular community drumming classes and learn to play the African djembe drum, which the organisers claim is a great way to de-stress. Alternatively, participants can also learn to play the tabla.
Djembe Dhs50 per session, Tabla Dhs60 per session, drums provided. Djembe beginners 7.20pm-8.20pm, regulars 7.40pm-8.40pm, Tabla 8.45pm-9.45pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (056 744 2129).

Make Ignition
This networking event at Make Business Hub brings together young and future entrepreneurs who are tech-based, looking at planning a business online, or are just digitally curious.
Dhs50. 7pm-9pm. Make business Hub, Al Fattan House, JBR, www.makebusinesshub.com (04 392 9216).

Tuesday 8

Gulf Photo Plus Movie Night
Emirates Photography Club will meet at the Gulf Photo Plus gallery for a free screening of Bill Cunningham New York by Richard Press. Released in 2010, the film looks at the everyday life of an eccentric photographer who documented fashion for the New York Times.
Free. From 7pm. Gulf Photo Plus, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

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